BAT gig ends prematurely


A show organised by Be Forward Wanderers Football Club at BAT ground in Blantyre aimed at raising funds for its different projects ended prematurely disappointing the not-so-impressive audience.

The main headliner Lucius Banda popularly known as Soldier did not perform despite making it to the venue in time.

“I have been here since 3pm up to now and as you can see I was geared for the show but the power went off and I don’t know what happened. It’s not my fault and the organisers know better,” said Lucius Lucius pointed out that there was dis-organisation from the organisers, who did not even do enough in terms of promoting the show.


This was a fundraising show but it is not clear whether they managed to raise the money as at around past 6pm they had closed the gates while some people wanted to enter.

The organisers showed their lack of knowledge on hosting shows when they relaxed on security. There was simply no single police officer at the venue with only a few bouncers being deployed.

Soon after San Bennet Msokera better known as San B, who reappeared on stage after a long time had performed, power went off.


Fans that were enjoying the performances were disappointed with some saying that they had been robbed of their money.

“This is not on, where is Lucius Banda? We will not leave the venue until Lucius has performed and please rectify the power problem,” said one of the fans.

According to a source, the power which was not that visible on stage went off after some fans cut a wire forcing power to go off.

The source further said that the organisers tried to rectify the problem but they could not manage.

“They tried rectifying the problem but they could not since a wire was cut by the fans and again some fans noticing that the power was off they just started walking out and that meant the end of the show,” said the source.

Some fans said the organisers knew pretty well that power would be a problem at the venue but they delayed in starting the show.

The show started with some artists who were playing using CDs before getting down to serious live acts.

Simakweli did well with his performance before leaving the stage for San B, who reminded the audience of his past exploits before dishing out his recent songs including ‘Chauta Wamphamvu,’ which was originally done by late Evison Matafale.

San B collaborated with Young Kay and Nepman in the song. But only Nepman was present.

“I am disappointed with the way the show ended, the organisers could have done better but they missed out big time in all the areas and I don’t think they made money out of this show,” said Lenzo Tembo.

San B said he was happy with the reception he received at the show and said this was the beginning of more things to come.

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